Governing Body

Mr R Ellice

Mr R Ellice – Chair of Governors

Rob Ellice, a former pupil, is a property entrepreneur and estate agent, with over 20 years’ experience. Rob is the CEO of easyProperty and MD of Clarke Hillyer. Rob has held a number of other positions including Regional Chairman for the National Apprenticeship Service Ambassador Network, board member for the West Essex Alliance and a member of the National Board.

Chair of Buildings & Resources Committee, Member of Marketing & Academic Committees, Governor responsible for sport & extra-curricular activities.

A Johnson

Mr A Johnson

Andrew Johnson is a Director of Analytics in the NHS and he is the Conservative Leader on Harlow Council. Andrew’s wife teaches at the school and their child attends the school also.

Member of the Finance and Academic Committees, Governor responsible for English

Miss K Palmer

Kirsty Palmer is a former pupil of the school. She worked for 10 years in the city of London as a solicitor before joining the local family business in 2008 which she now runs with her father overseeing the general management together with all the legal aspects of the company.

Governor responsible for the arts

Mr S Penney

Mr S Penney – Vice-Chair of Governors

Simon Penney works in the City for a major UK bank and has over 20 years of experience in risk management across the financial services sector. Simon has a passion for education, especially mathematics and science. Both of his children attended Saint Nicholas. Simon has been a Governor for 8 years.

Member of Finance & Academic Committees, Governor responsible for science & technology


Mrs L Saggers

Lisa Saggers works as a Director within her husband’s architectural practice with responsibility for architectural support and interior design. She is Chair of Governors at Ivy Chimneys School in Epping and has one child at Saint Nicholas.

Chair of the Marketing Committee and member of the Alumni Committee. Governor responsible for languages and safeguarding

Mrs D Spellman

Diana Spellman is Founder and Managing Director of a procurement sourcing agent and purchasing Management Company based in the City. Diana is Haileybury Parents Association Representative for Bartle Frere. All three of her children attended the school.

Chair of Alumni Committee, member of the Marketing Committee, Governor responsible for mathematics

Mrs Templeton-Knight

Mrs J Templeton Knight

Jane Templeton Knight, a retired solicitor, was a partner at two City firms. Jane is a mother of 5 children, all of whom have attended the school.

Chair of the Human Resources and member of the Marketing Committee, Governor responsible for SEND and Early Years

Communication with the Governors

Concerns or issues may be raised with any of the governing body who can be contacted at the school, and all written correspondence should be sent  for the attention of the Chair of Governors via the the Clerk to the Governors marked ‘Private & Confidential’.